For Costume National designer Ennio Capasa, his collection was focused on the number one Italian fashion rule: quality over quantity. In a move against fast fashion, Capasa kept his looks revolving around the classics. For men it was tailored, for women it was looser, yet overall it was almost gender fluid with all garments carrying the ability to look good on the opposite sex from which they were made for. Velvet was a necessary fabric in the line, colored in sleek navy for men and cherry red for women. Capasa experimented with colors, adding in a glittering green coat, blue flower-esque designs, and black and white images screen printed onto a pantsuit. There were ruffles added to blouses and dresses, adding a contrasting look to the slouching shimmer of velvet fabrics. If Capasa’s goal was to make the buyer shy away from cheaply made fast fashion, he succeeded with the fall 2016 Costume National line.